Help !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

By Hunger_force ยท 4 replies
Aug 24, 2005
  1. just installed new video card (msi x800) and switched my ram to different socekts and rebooted . All of the sudden i get the signal telling me to insert bootable media device. Its like windows dissapeared HELPP!!
  2. DonNagual

    DonNagual TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,406

    Go into your bios settings, and look for something like "boot settings". It sounds like it is not set to your hard drive for some reason.
  3. Hunger_force

    Hunger_force TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 72

    So i should not insatall windows because all of my info is still in the hardrive?
  4. DonNagual

    DonNagual TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,406

    If you re-install windows, you will delete everything on your hard drive.

    I'm just suggesting something else to try first. When you turn your computer on, it usually checks where to boot FROM. It'll check your floppy, your CD drive or your HDD or all of them, depending on your settings.

    It is quite possible that your computer is not looking at your Hard drive. It is ignoring it. Bios has nothing to do with windows. When you boot up your computer, hit f8 every couple of seconds until you see it loading into BIOS.

    There is a setting in there that tells your computer where you want it to look when starting your computer. It sounds to me like for some reason, this setting may have been changed. Look for "boot settings" and make sure it is looking at your hard drive.

    Others may have some other ideas. My hunch is, even if you re-install windows, you are going to have the same problem.

    p.s. why did you switch your ram installation around? Can you give more details on this please. It could also very well be a cause of your headaches.
  5. Hunger_force

    Hunger_force TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 72

    I figured it out, it seems that the power cable conected to my hd was loose and therefore could not give power to my hd : p. Thanks allot though.
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